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Starting at $30 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights

Book a stay at the Best Hostel San Jose, located in the heart of San Jose, Costa Rica. It is ideally situated for walking throughout the city or arriving by bus and offers many nearby options for exploring the major tourist attractions of this beautiful and vibrant country.


Great location at Best Hostel San Jose
Great location at Best Hostel San Jose

If you are looking to experience all that San Jose, Costa Rica has to offer while traveling on a budget, the Best Hostel San Jose is the perfect choice for you. Centrally located in the heart of San Jose, this vivacious hotel is just blocks away from four major bus stations, and is in walking distance to many museums, restaurants, bars and stores.

Entering the doors of the building, you will notice the special consideration that was given when designing the hotel. The vibrant colors and playful décor reflect the charm and character of Costa Rica, and the imaginative butterfly theme and bamboo ceilings bring nature indoors. The whimsical appeal of the lobby décor is repeated throughout the guest rooms, too.

The goal of this hotel was to offer an economical lodging option in the heart of the city, without sacrificing design or operation of the property. As a result, special emphasis is placed on making sure that guests feel welcome and cared for. A helpful and friendly front desk staff attends to guests’ needs 24 hours a day. If needed, an airport shuttle is available.

The hotel staff is happy to assist with tour arrangements, as well as book the various excursions from the property that are available to guests. This diverse selection of tours makes sure that thrill-seeking guests will be as satisfied as those who are looking for a slower-paced vacation. Tours take place both in the environs of the city as well as out in more distant and natural settings. Options range from museum visits to hot springs basking to zip lining above the gorgeous rainforest.

The hotel is a comforting place to retire to each night. Rooms are clean and spacious. Daily housekeeping ensures that guests will return to a freshly appointed room. There are regular hotel rooms available, or hostel-style dormitory rooms, and all rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. There is also an option for women-only dormitory rooms.

Mornings begin at the hotel with breakfast that is included in the room rate. There is a choice of continental, typical or American breakfast, offering hot and cold food options, thus guaranteeing that all guests begin their day with the fuel required for their busy Costa Rican adventures. Other meals may be enjoyed at the on-premises restaurant and bar, giving guests the opportunity to savor meals made with fresh, local ingredients.

Key Features

Working lobby at Best Hostel San Jose
Working lobby at Best Hostel San Jose
  • Wide variety of services for guests
  • Free local calls
  • Laundry & dry cleaning services
  • Free Newspapers in Lobby
  • Bilingual staff
  • Currency exchange
  • Safety boxes
  • Babysitting service on request
Starting at $30 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Babysitting Service
Breakfast Included
City Hotel
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TVs
Handicapped Accessible
Internet Available
Iron Available
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Wi-Fi Internet


Confortable rooms at Best Hostel San Jose
Confortable rooms at Best Hostel San Jose

Experience the convenience of staying in the heart of the city in one of the 42 non-smoking guest rooms at the Best Hostel San Jose. All are pleasant, roomy and cheerfully decorated.

Standard rooms are furnished with either ceiling fans or air conditioning to accommodate different preferences. There is also an option to stay in dormitory-style rooms, which contain three single beds. Women may wish to avail themselves of the women-only dormitory rooms. All rooms have private bathrooms with toiletries included.

Other amenities available to all guests include:

  • In-room desks and free Wi-Fi, as well as a conference room for any work needs
  • Safes and irons for your convenience

  • Cable televisions
  • 24-hour service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Airport shuttle available

Starting at $30 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


City Tour of San Jose – This tour is perfect for those wanting to see more of San Jose itself, as it starts with a drive through La Sabana Park and becomes a walking tour through Gold Museum and the National Theatre.

National Park Manuel Antonio – Stroll unspoiled white-sand beaches, view wildlife in their natural rainforest habitat, and spy coral reefs while enjoying both breakfast and lunch at one of the most beautiful spots in Costa Rica.

Poás Volcano National Park – Travel to Alajuela to visit this spectacular volcano. Stop at fern, flower and strawberry farms en route as you discover more of this beautiful country.

Rainforest Adventure – Boating on the Sarapiquí River highlights this tour, which also includes a walk on private trails at the Selva Verde Eco Lodge, and an impressive tram ride above the rainforest.

Combo Tour – See three of Costa Rica’s highlights at once on this multifaceted tour, which combines visits to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Poás Volcano National Park, and a stop at a coffee plantation.

Adventure Combo – Soar high in the sky above the trees of a tropical rainforest on a zip line (canopy), and also experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Sarapiquí River with this exhilarating combo tour.

Arenal Volcano – Luxuriate in the calming waters of the Tabacón Hot Springs while gazing at the many stars above the majestic volcano.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bungee Jumping
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Scuba Diving
White Water Kayaking
White Water Rafting
White Water Tubing
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $30 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

San Jose Downtown Map
San Jose Downtown Map
Best Hostel San Jose is located 250 meters south of Caribeños Bus Station
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